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On the occasion of International Migrant Day on 18 December, Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, and Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, made the following statement:


On 29.11.2017 the European Commission adopted the Action Programme for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia for the year 2017. At the same time, the Financing Agreement between the European Union and the Government on the implementation of the IPA 2016 annual programme was signed on 30 November 2017. The two EU-funded programmes will support democracy and governance and will enhance the economic development and growth in the country.

Ambassador Pierre Mayaudon, Head of the European Union Delegation to Afghanistan, and Deputy Minister of Finance Khalid Payenda convened a consultative session on national budget reform in Afghanistan on 13 December 2017 at UNAMA Palace7.

The India-EU Water Partnership was undersigned as a Memorandum of Understanding on 7 October 2016, with the Objective to strengthen technological, scientific and management capabilities of India and the EU in the field of water management on the basis of equality, reciprocity and mutual benefit. Within the 9 priority areas for cooperation, Priority Area 1 aims to set up a pilot River Basin Management Plan for the Tapi basin. Previous IEWP scoping workshops on this topic had already taken place in 2016 and 2017 on governance, water allocation and conflict management.

En marge de la célébration de la Journée internationale des migrants (le 18/12), la Secrétaire d’Etat du Ministère de l’Economique, des Finances et du Développement, Pauline Zouré, le chef de la Délégation de l’Union Européenne au Burkina Faso, Jean Lamy et la cheffe de Mission de l’organisme des Nations Unies chargé des migrations (OIM) au Burkina Faso, Abitatou Wane, ont procédé à la signature de l’Initiative conjointe Union Européenne – OIM pour la protection et la réintégration des migrants au Burkina Faso et le lancement de ces activités.

Design workshop for digitalisation of selected embroidery and waiving patterns, and exhibition of the final results

EU General Statement
16th Meeting of States Parties to the
Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention
Vienna, 18-21 December 2017
Delivered by Special Envoy for Disarmament and Non-proliferation Jacek Bylica

La Délégation de l'Union européenne au Cameroun a noté avec grand intérêt et satisfaction l'annonce du Ministère des Forêts et de la Faune (MINFOF) de la saisie, durant la nuit du 11 au 12 décembre 2017, de 216 défenses et 81 queues d'éléphants par l’antenne sud de la Réserve de Faune du Dja.

The Delegation of the European Union to Malaysia and the EU Member States represented in Malaysia issue the following statement on the abolition of the mandatory death sentence for drug trafficking by Malaysia: